- “State Senate Passes Bill To Move Washington To 100% Clean Energy” • The Washington State Senate passed a bill to convert the state to 100% clean renewable energy. The bill would mandate that all electrical utilities in the state transition to 100%, carbon neutral electric supply by 2030. It was passed by a vote of 28 to 19. [MyNorthwest.com]
- “California Solar Rights Bill Up For March Hearing” • SB 288, California’s Solar Rights Bill, would remove barriers to solar, including outdated tariffs and delayed connections to the grid, protecting the estimated 800,000 solar homes in the state, as well as potential adopters. It is going to a Senate committee and become law this month. [CleanTechnica]
- “Plans To Proceed With Navajo Generating Station Decommissioning Welcomed By Navajo Community” • The Navajo community in northern Arizona cautiously welcomed an announcement by the owners of the failed coal-fired Navajo Generating Station that they are still moving to decommission the plant this year. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
- “Committee Roster Exposes Republican Fault Lines” • The Republican roster for the climate change select committee reflects the party’s larger variety of stances on climate change. It will be led by Rep Garret Graves, who is concerned about sea-level rise in his district in Louisiana. Others on the committee have deep ties to fossil fuels. [E&E News]
- “SoCal Gas Seeks To Offer Renewable Natural Gas” • Southern California Gas Co announced that it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas to its 21 million customers in central and Southern California. RNG is made mainly from agricultural and food waste. [NBC Southern California]
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Source: Green Events
March 2 Green Energy News